Compass Box “Myths & Legends” Tasting at Christiansen’s (Tasting)

Normally, Gerd Schmerschneider makes a living as the German importer of brands like Port Askaig, The English Whisky Company and others. During his traditional pre-Christmas tasting at Christiansen’s on November 4, however, he took over another profession (more…)

Visiting Stauning Whisky at Man’s World in Hamburg (Event)

Stauning Whisky at Man's World in Hamburg (Danish Distillery Tasting Event BarleyMania)

“We’re at Man’s World this weekend, because we want to show people that Stauning is a little different. We honor traditions, of course. But we also like to try new stuff. We’re not the kind of whisky that your grandpa drinks in his study room,” says Kristian Schweitzer (more…)

Shock’em’toshan 22yo by Old Scar-ticular (Review)

Auchentoshan 22yo Single Cask by Douglas Laing (Halloween Malt Whisky Lowlands Tasting Notes)

Tonight is Halloween, fellas – the scariest and most awesome time of the year! To celebrate my favorite holiday in style, I walked over to my cabinet o’ poisons and picked a special sip from it, namely a 22-year-old Auchentoshan… or shall I rather say… Shock’em’toshan (more…)

040 Spirits Fair in Hamburg (Event)

040 Spirits Fair in Hamburg (Whisky Gin Rum Mezcal Tasting Event)

One awesome side effect of my passion for high-quality spirits is the fact that it gets me to a lot of locations I would otherwise never have seen – both abroad and nearby. The Emporio Tower in Hamburg, in which the first 040 Spirits fair took place from October 18 to 20 (more…)

Ballechin 12yo “War of the Peat” by Whic (Review)

Ballechin 12yo

The “War of the Peat” is on! Earlier this month, the first of thirteen high-percentage invaders has left the womb of the Whic mothership. His mission: To show the dramming community the uncommon, extreme and somewhat offbeat side of smoky whisky. (more…)

Mosgaard Whisky from Denmark: Open Tasting at Getränke-Paradies Wolf (Tasting)

Mosgaard Whisky from Denmark (Organic Dansk Single Malt Tasting Notes Dram Event BarleyMania)

In 2015, Jes Mosgaard quit his job as an engineer and turned his hobby – brewing and distilling – into a profession. In his own production site, Mosgaard Distillery, he began to create exactly the kind of spirit that he himself enjoyed best: a fruity, sweet and soft distillate (more…)